GNC plans to close 200 stores

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GNC Plans To Close 200 Stores

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

GNC plans to close around 200 stores in the U.S. and Canada this year, the company said Thursday.

The Pittsburgh-based vitamin shop owns more than 8,000 locations worldwide, with about 3,300 of those in the United States.

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Company officials have not said which stores will close, but said declining sales are one of the reasons behind the closures.

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GNC officials said in a press release the company is working to renegotiate leases and look at relocation opportunities that could impact the actual number of closings.

It’s unclear how many employees will be affected.